Fantastic family woodland event

Into the Trees – family event

9th and 10th September 2017

Pippingford Park, Sussex

 ‘Rope swinging, pond skimming, slacklining, woodworking.

I have been to lots of festivals and I loved the peace of this one’

Into The Trees returns to the heart of the Ashdown Forest this September. A fascinating journey into the amazing world of woodlands and forests showcasing activities and demonstrations to inspire guests of all ages.

The stunning landscape of Pippingford Park provides the perfect venue for exploration and discovery. Six diverse woodland zones offer expert demonstrations to open your eyes to the way we can play, work and live in unity with nature. Enjoy the tranquility of our protected ancient woodland and the simple pleasures of spending time outdoors with your family.

‘A day of discovery for parents, grandparents and kids of all ages’

Playing in the Trees – explore the tree canopies and play in the branches with climbing and slacklining or enjoy woodland storytelling and games. The Woodland Tribe will be back with fun in the trees.

Art in the Trees – wander into a world of wonder with your family. Follow the arts trail and create your own wonderful works of art.

Working in the Trees – demonstrations and workshops from skilled tradespeople and traditional artists.

Wildlife in the Trees – Join experts from Sussex Wildlife Trust and other partners to learn more about the wonderful wildlife in the woods.

Surviving in the Trees – discover ways in which we can survive in the woods with bush craft skills or take a guided foraging walk to find edible natural treats.

Living in the Trees – explore unusual ways in which we can live within the trees.

As with all So Sussex events, Into The Trees will welcome some of the finest locally sourced food and drink to enjoy in one of the most magical designated areas of outstanding natural beauty in the UK.

Tickets on sale now

Family from £22

Adult from £8

Child from £5 (under 5s FREE)

Entering its third year, the team behind the sell-out Elderflower Fields festival return to Pippingford Park again with another journey Into The Trees. After so much positive feedback from previous events, the award winning formula of adventure, discovery and inspiration will encourage even more generations to spend time outdoors.

 ‘Great location and fun event with super atmosphere.

Already in the diary for next year with the grandchildren’

‘We had a fantastic day. Felt we did so much yet missed so much as we were having too much fun. Favourites were storytelling, disc golf, foraging, slack lining and the wonderfully creative woodland tribe’

‘Thank you to all involved – a brilliant end to the summer’

‘The stalls were lovely, there were local blacksmiths, carpenters, spoon whittlers and chainsaw carvers all selling their work and showing how they make things’

‘There were so many great woodland activities that I hadn’t seen before and included in entry price. My girls absolutely loved it and learnt lots of new things about nature’

‘A superb weekend spent at Into the Trees. Relaxed and friendly crowd, lots of delicious food and drink with plenty of adventures for the little ones. Looking forward to next year!’

·‘Thank you, thank you! Our family had an absolutely brilliant day!’

‘A fascinating family day out which takes you into the amazing world of trees, woods and forests’

‘The staff were all so nice to my girls. Top quality food stalls too. I hope the event is on next year as we’ll be there’

‘What a lovely event! So much to do and everyone was so friendly and engaging. My daughter left thrilled with herself for reaching the top of the climbing tree and my son was happiest with wattle and daub mud throwing’

 ‘We spent a full seven hours in the woodlands!’

 ‘A wonderful day out. Kids loved the tree climbing, pond dipping and making wood whistles. Adults loved eating cake, lounging in the sun and enjoying the beautiful woodland. Oh and learning all there is to know about bats!’

‘Amazing festival! Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities, the fantastic woodland and the great food on offer’

‘Lovely atmosphere and environment.

The children loved the activities especially the axe throwing, bow and arrows and storytelling’

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About Carrie Cort

My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature. I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet. I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others. Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life.
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